Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Syria Admits Ethnic Cleansing In Darayya - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

days of government bombing against the civilian
town of Darayya preceded the Syrian armies assault
on Saturday capitalizing on a civilian bombardment

Syrian state TV confirmed these ruthless attacks
stating military targets an official Darayya policy
city systematically 'cleansed of terrorist remnants'

Syrian government troops responsible for the 'massacre'
had 'summarily executed' many victims caught in the town
of Darayya after executing their 'house-to-house' raids

unconfirmed reports described 200 bodies discovered
in houses and basement shelters 'many of the victims
had gunshot wounds to the head and chest and were killed

during house-to-house raids by government troops'
most victims had been killed at close range some had died
from sniper fire unverified video footage on the internet...

shows rows of recovered bodies side by side in
the Abu Auleiman al-Darani mosque the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said altogether

183 people died across Syria on Saturday...

'the type of mass killing reportedly carried out in Darayya,
with dozens of bodies being discovered following
government raids, has increased in recent months' this is

not a new pattern according to Human Rights Watch but
is now happening in more areas in greater numbers?
United Nations observers claim both sides had carried out

massacres the Syrian army being held responsible for a
far greater number of deaths sadly UN monitors have been
confined to their hotels since June due to rising violence...

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 26, 2012

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